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Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer

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Abstract

We present a simple and effective way of using metal and metal–ligand modifications to tune the electrochemical and optical properties of conducting polymers. To that end, a polyterthiophene functionalized with terpyridine moieties was synthesized and then the resulting film's surface or bulk was modified with different metal ions, namely Fe2+, Zn2+ and Cu2+ and terpyridine. The modification of the terpyridine functionalized polyterthiophene film by Fe2+ increased the absorptivity and electrochemical capacitance of the conducting polymer, and improved its conjugation. Further modification by Zn2+ and Cu2+ resulted in dramatically different spectroelectrochemical properties of the film. Moreover, the influence of the solvents (ACN and 1 : 1 ACN : H2O) in conjunction with the metal ion applied for the modification was found crucial for the electrochemical and optical properties of the films.

Graphical abstract: Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer

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Submitted
21 Jun 2018
Accepted
09 Aug 2018
First published
20 Aug 2018

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2018,8, 29505-29512
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Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer

G. Lisak, K. Wagner, J. E. Barnsley, A. Veksha, G. Huff, A. B. S. Elliott, P. Wagner, K. C. Gordon, J. Bobacka, G. G. Wallace, A. Ivaska and D. L. Officer, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 29505
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA05333B

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